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COVID-19: New Brunswick confirms 13 new cases, majority in Moncton

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New Brunswick reported 13 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday.

There are nine new cases in Zone 1 (Moncton region). Eight of the nine cases are under investigation and one case is a contact of a previously confirmed case.

Two cases are reported in Zone 6 (Bathurst region) and another two in Zone 7 (Miramichi region). These cases are under investigation, said the province.

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“Vaccination is the best protection and with recent number of COVID-19 cases, the value of being completely vaccinated becomes more clear every day,” said Dr. Jennifer Russell, chief medical officer of health, in a news release.

“Fully 68 of our 77 confirmed COVID-19 cases since July 1, which is 88 per cent, were not fully immunized,” added Russell.

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As of Thursday, 68.6 per cent of New Brunswickers aged 12 and older are fully vaccinated and 82.5 per cent have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

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The number of confirmed cases in New Brunswick is 2,409. Since Wednesday, there have been three new recoveries for a total of 2,311 recoveries.

There have been 46 deaths and the number of active cases is 51. No one is hospitalized in New Brunswick.

A total of 1,103 tests were conducted the day before for a total of 384,250.

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